Awards & Recognition

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GIS Day 2018

Jimmy D. Cain ‘66 & ‘71 Awards

Jimmy Darell “Jim” Cain graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, and in 1971 with a Masters of Science in Oceanography, where he was also an enthusiastic member of the Singing Cadets. Jim was a world-renowned geodesist and worked on the original EPSG Geodetics Sub-Committee, that became the EPSG authority, with the original members and continued to work on the committee until his death. That committee was/is part of the IOGP, the standards authority for international oil and gas standards, including geomatics and geodesy. Jim was a founding member of the Association for Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics (APSG) Professional Organization. During his service to the organization he served in many roles including, at the time of his passing, as the Head of the Strategic and Advisory Committee.

In Spring of 2019, the TAMU Department of Geography partnered with the APSG Education Foundation to honor the memory and legacy of Texas A&M University Alumni Jimmy D. “Jim” Cain ‘66 and ‘71 by strengthening the notions of geodetics and data integrity within geospatial education and professional development for the next generation of industry leaders. This partnership integrates the leadership of the the APSG Education Foundation, the expertise and experience of Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics (APSG) members and organizations, and the College of Geosciences in the classroom, field and workplace through instruction, mentoring and professionalization to ultimately provide more and better prepared career placements within the energy industry. Our collaboration with the APSG Education Foundation in memory of Jimmy D. Cain positions the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University as the leader in preparing industry-ready geospatial graduates, and recognizes the APSG Education Foundation as the preeminent non-profit champions of broadening and deepening knowledge of geodetics in the geospatial profession.

Jimmy D. Cain GeoX Scholars Program

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Jimmy D. Cain Travel Awards

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Jimmy D. Cain Excellence Awards

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